Cerini Nonprofit Connection


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October 20, 2020 | 12:00pm – 12:45pm

Our Next Guest

Stephen Fuoco, CIC, CRM

Senior Vice President


Topic: Risk Management

Previous Cerini Nonprofit Connection Episodes


August 2020 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Ken Cerini, CPA and guest speaker Maggie Madia of ADP discussed re-opening strategies amidst the COVID pandemic including safety risks, managing a virtual workforce, workers compensation, and more! (originally aired 8/13/20)

Maggie Madia

Sales Executive


July 2020 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Ken Cerini, CPA and guest speakers Jane Brody of Vicus Partners and Ámbar Margarida of Spacesmith discussed developing real property strategies and long-term solutions as your nonprofit emerges from the COVID pandemic. (originally aired 7/16/20)

Jane Brody

Managing Director

Ámbar Margarida

Principal


June 2020 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Matt Burke and guest speaker Theresa Regnante of United Way of Long Island discussed the nonprofit sector as it begins to emerge from quarantine, and what needs to happen to keep it healthy. (originally aired 6/15/20)


Theresa Regnante

President & CEO

United Way logo


May 2020 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Ken Cerini and guest speaker Sherry Goldman of Goldman Communications Group discussed best practices for nonprofits wanting to tell their story – every day and also in these Covid-19 impacted times. They also discussed the various marketing communications/public relations tools nonprofits can use, how to transition missions into messages and stories that audiences will want to hear and that will move them to action, including becoming a donor, what corporations look for when evaluating which nonprofit organizations to sponsor/support, what the media looks for when evaluating stories to cover, and how your online presence can help generate earned media coverage (publicity). (originally aired 5/15/20)


Sherry Goldman

Founder


April 2020 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Ken Cerini and guest speaker Kevin Urso of Connected Technology discussed the importance of protecting your data – especially when working remotely, proper steps to take when there is suspected malicious activity, safely backing up files, and more! (originally aired 4/17/20)


Kevin Urso

President


March 2020 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Ken Cerini and Guest Speaker Joe Campolo of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP discussed how to successfully negotiate, how to maximize relationships with fundraisers, and more! (originally aired 3/12/20)


Joe Campolo

Managing Partner


February 2020 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Ken Cerini and Guest Speaker Peter Klein of ALINE Wealth Mgt. discussed investment strategies for your nonprofit, the importance of investing, following NYPMIFA, and more! (originally aired 2/13/20)


Peter Klein

Chief Investment Officer/Co-Founder


January 2020 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Ken Cerini and Guest Speaker Robert Budd of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) gave advice for when your nonprofit should consider merging, how FREE can partner or merge with your nonprofit to keep your organization running successfully, and more! (originally aired 1/23/20)


Robert S. Budd

CEO


December 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Ken Cerini and Guest Speaker Randi Shubin Dresner of Island Harvest Food Bank discussed how to better engage your Board, strategies on choosing who is the right fit for your Board, how to properly remove a Board member, and more! (originally aired 12/12/19)


Randi Shubin Dresner

Randi Shubin Dresner

President & CEO

Island Harvest Logo


November 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Ken Cerini and Guest Speaker Nicole Epstein of Gotham Government Relations & Communications discussed how to effectively harness government relations through lobbying, the press, election year and more! (originally aired 11/15/19)


Nicole Epstein of Gotham

Nicole Epstein

Associate

Gotham Government Relations & Communication Logo

October 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Ken Cerini and Guest Speakers John Appelt and John Coyne of Prime Auditors discussed evaluating your nonprofit’s spending and potentially finding ways to reduce expenditures. (originally aired 10/17/19)


John Appelt

Managing Director

John Coyne

Executive Vice President


September 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Ken Cerini and Guest Speakers Ken Jones, Vice President and John Beres, Executive Vice President of SterlingRisk discussed ways to protect your nonprofit through insurance and which insurance would be best for you. (originally aired 9/20/19)


Ken Jones
Vice President

John Beres
Executive Vice President


August 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Ken Cerini and Guest Speaker Dave Mahoney, Partner of SilvermanAcampora, LLP discussed questions and issues concerning the rights of nonprofit employers and employees. (originally aired 8/29/19)


Dave Mahoney
Partner


July 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Ken Cerini and Guest Speaker Danette O’Connell, Founder/President of Triumph International Business Consulting discussed nonprofit growth, mergers and acquisitions, and more! (originally aired 7/25/19)


Danette O’Connell
Founder/President


June 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Ken Cerini and Guest Speaker John Miller of Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs discussed important marketing strategies that Guide Dog and America’s VetDogs use to promote themselves and how their methods can help your nonprofit’s brand.

Do you know about two amazing Long Island-based not-for-profits that have been providing guide and service dogs to those in need for the past 70 years? Have you seen the headline about presidential service dog Sully H.W. Bush or the future guide dog being raised and trained on the Today Show, Sunny the puppy with a purpose? Join us to learn more about the Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs. They’ve been changing the lives of people who are blind, have low vision, or a physical disability for over 70 years. Learn more about their mission, how they created these amazing strategic alliances, and how you can become involved in their life-changing mission. Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs President and CEO John Miller will share his insight on these topics and about taking these two not-for-profits into the future (originally aired 6/20/19):


John Miller
President & CEO


May 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Speaker Ken Cerini and Guest Speaker David Goldstein of Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP discussed how to protect your tax-exempt status, how to protect your Board members from liability, and more! (originally aired 5/16/19):



David Goldstein
Partner

View David’s Bio Here

April 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Watch the recording for the Cerini Nonprofit Connection on the Top 5 NonProfit Retirement Plan Ideas of 2019 to help keep your plan compliant, efficient and effective and maximize the overall benefit to valuable staff. Covering Plan Design, Benchmarking, Plan Pricing, 403b/401k/457 plan topics. You will be entertained and educated by the lively interplay between our very own Ken Cerini and special guest, Mark Gajowski of Magii, Inc. as they shared stories and best practice ideas (originally aired 4/11/19):



Mark Gajowski II, CFP, CEBS, AIF
Founder and Thought Leader

View Mark’s Bio Here

March 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Watch the recording for the Cerini Nonprofit Connection on nonprofit topics such as ways for your board of directors to be more engaged, defining the “right” metrics to track, and tips to effectively measure your social impact, with Guest Speaker Christine Deska from Nonprofit Sector Strategies here (originally aired 3/14/19):



Guest Speaker:

Christine Deska

View Christine’s Bio Here

February 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Watch the recording for the Cerini Nonprofit Connection on Attracting and Retaining Top Talent with Guest Speakers Ed Probst and Tommy DiMisa of Vanguard Insurance Agency here (originally aired 2/14/19):


Ed Probst

Founder/President

Tommy DiMisa

Director of Strategic Alliances

Thursday February 14, 2019 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm

In February you can virtually join Ken Cerini, CPA and guest speakers Ed Probst and Tommy DiMisa of Vanguard Insurance Agency.

What You Can Expect: Becoming an employer of choice and creating strategies to attract & retain top talent.

About Vanguard Insurance Agency: For decades Vanguard Insurance Agency has been taking an honest and innovative approach to providing winning employee benefit strategies that aid employers with cost efficiency and recruiting. With a focus on education our concepts reduce health insurance and benefit costs while creating strategies that stabilize them permanently. By educating employers one employee at a time our solutions increase ROI and employee satisfaction. Our approach is designed specifically for each of our clients through extensive review of their business goals and a dedication to developing long lasting relationships.


January 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Watch the recording for the Cerini Nonprofit Connection on Nonprofit Fundraising Strategies with Guest Speaker Rich Isaac from Sandler Training here (originally aired 1/31/19):


December 2018 Cerini Nonprofit Connection


Watch the recording for the Cerini Nonprofit Connection on Nonprofit Legal Issues with Guest Speaker Melissa Greenberger from Pro Bono Partnership here (originally aired 12/6/18):


Melissa Checks out Ken’s Office!